I couldn’t neutralize the orange arm, no matter how many blue layers I applied, it came out all dark and messy when I tried to apply some light flesh tone, and the white acrylic dries up so quickly! I had to strip it again and I’m so disappointed in myself…
I think the head is looking decent though
Does anyone have any tips? What do you guys do when you mess up and feel hopeless?
Please let me know if I’m posting too many questions, I’m new to this whole thing and I don’t want to spam the forum.
I do learn what not to do. Sometimes I’ll take a break from something. I’ve not had to really neutralize an entire kit so I’m not sure what to do.
The head is looking good. I’m sorry that the arm isn’t cooperating for you. I’ve seen some people have tremendous success with getting yellow stains out of vinyl with pimple cream and some time in the sunlight. I’ve never seen it done on an entire limb before but it might be an option, albeit a time-consuming one. There may be someone else who might chime in with some phenomenal advice too, so don’t let this discourage you. If nothing else, you could use the head to make a cuddle baby and use the remaining limbs for test parts.
Edited to add: You are not asking too many questions. Asking is how we learn and grow. The forums are a little slower than usual owing to the holidays, so if you don’t get many replies over the course of the next couple of days you could comment on your thread again to bump it back to the top so that people will have a better chance of seeing it when they return.
Make it into an Asian or biracial skin tones
i agree with @YelenaRey! I would start with a nuetral Bountiful Baby kit to start. I tried nuetralizing a kit once and then ended up making it pretty close to the original color by the time I put all the flesh tones on
That’s a wonderful idea! Not sure if I could pull it off being an absolute beginner
I would love to make a cuddle baby but I’m not sure if anyone would want to buy it (I’m really short on money and I need it to get more supplies, plus I don’t have much space in my room and well, as you all can see in my pictures, I’m an extremely messy person )
I’m not sure what the market is like for cuddle babies as opposed to full limbed reborns. I do know that some ladies make a lot of them so they must be selling at least.
I would say that there is a difference between clutter and mess. I live in a pretty small apartment and I have lots of things. So it’s cluttered but clean, if that even makes sense. lol
There’s a decent market for cuddle babies. There are fewer clothing options but they’re so snuggly. They’re my favorite ones to hold.
I’ve never held a properly weighted one, but I did recently get a couple of cuddle bodies and I put one together loosely just so I would know how to do it when the time came to assemble a cuddle baby. They’re so squishy!
I don’t think there is a set amount of questions that is OK to ask. I think if you have a question and need help with your baby, it is fine to ask on this forum.
I had a bit of neutralizing issues too when I first began reborning. I started with air dry paints and some parts didn’t neutralize for me as well as others, and it felt like I was doing something wrong, even though I followed instructions I had received from a tutorial. It made me feel like I couldn’t do anything right. Keep practicing, keep learning. Your first few kits just won’t be exactly what you hope for, but as you practice you will get better.
Your kit is cute. What kit is it?
It’s Jamie by Linde scherer